Preview of February Metro Service Council Meetings

It’s a good thing February comes with an extra day this leap year, as it’s a very busy month for the Metro Service Councils. All five Councils will hold their regular meetings, as well as host public hearings on the proposed service changes for June 2016. Stay tuned for a Source article on the public hearings this week.

And take special note if you plan to attend the Gateway Cities Service Council regular meeting or the public hearing that immediately follows. The Council elected to move their meeting location from Huntington Park to the Norwalk Arts & Sport Complex in the Sproul Reception Center, located at 12239 Sproul Street, 90650.

All Service Councils this month will receive an overview of Metro’s Draft Public Participation Plan. The Federal Transit Administration requires Metro to issue a Public Participation Plan (Plan) as part of its Title VI Program Update every three years. This plan guides all of Metro’s outreach to gather important public input on possible changes to bus and rail service, new projects in planning and in construction, fares and other programs.

For more information about each Service Council, click on the name of the Council below to view their web page. Additional agenda items are below.

San Fernando Valley (6:30 pm, Wednesday, 2/3) – Public hearing precedes the Council meeting. Report on Regional Service Performance and Report on Line 161 Service Issue.

San Gabriel Valley (5 pm, Monday, 2/8) – Public hearing follows. Presentation on Gold Line Foothill Extension Opening and Report on Regional Service Performance.

Westside/Central (5 pm, Wednesday, WSC 2/10) – Public hearing follows. Presentation on Griffith Park Traffic Mobility Plan and Report on Regional Service Performance.

Gateway Cities (6 pm, Thursday, 2/11) –   Both meeting and public hearing that follows will be held in Norwalk (click on link to see a map). Report on Regional Service Performance.

South Bay (9:30 am, Friday, 2/12) – Presentation on Metro’s Transit Court and Report on Regional Service Performance.  Public hearing will be held on February 4th in Carson.

For a detailed listing of all Council meeting dates, times and locations, click here. As always, the public is encouraged to attend and share their comments with the Service Councils on improving bus service throughout LA County. If you would like to provide input to a Council but cannot attend a meeting, you can submit your comments in writing through the Service Council web page or send them to service If your comments are for a specific Council, please make sure to indicate which one you are addressing in your e-mail.